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Re-defining mind
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Thus one can argue that mind is the fundamental historical phenomenon because each one of us, over time, constitutes mind anew and manifests it in intersubjective relations with particular others. In this view, mind cannot be an isolated function of the nervous system or, more narrowly, of the brain; neither can it be located in ‘culture’ or ‘collective representations’ or ‘social constructions’ or ‘cultural models’. Rather, mind is manifested in the whole person, considered as a particular person with a particular history in relation to other persons who are similarly constituting themselves over time-from birth to death-as unique manifestations of mind.